WindRamp II research project

Project title: WindRamp II – Observer-based shortest-term power forecast of large offshore wind farm clusters for system integration and grid stabilization



With the “WindRamp II” project, ForWind (AG WESys at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg) is building on the successful work of the WindRamp project completed in December 2023, in which an observer-based shortest-term forecast for wind speed and power was researched. In WindRamp II, the ForWind subproject aims to extend the observer-based forecast to heterogeneous wind farm clusters with very large turbines, to develop new methods for increased forecast accuracy and an extended forecast horizon. The improved power forecasts are intended to achieve more reliable system integration of wind energy with less need for balancing energy and warnings in the event of expected ramp events. The novel technology of long-range scanning lidar devices developed in the WindRamp project will contribute to expanding the forecasting horizon and improving quality in WindRamp II.

The BMWK-funded project is coordinated by ForWind and carried out together with the partners energy & meteo Systems, DLRVE and RWE as well as METEK and Abacus Laser as associated partners.


  • Project type: Joint project
  • Term: 2024 – 2027
  • Financing: Funding by BMWK
  • Research partners: DLR – Institute of Networked Energy Systems, METEK GmbH, Energy & Meteo Systems GmbH, Abacus Laser GmbH

University of Oldenburg
Institute of Physics – ForWind
Jörge Schneemann
Küpkersweg 70
D-26129 Oldenburg

Tel: +49 (0)441 / 798-5066
Fax: +49 (0)441 / 798-5099

More information

WindRamp II project at EnArgus (with information on project partners)